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NASA Sponsors Science Scholarships

Students planning on pursuing studies in engineering, math, science, or technology have a unique opportunity to apply for a scholarship that is being sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).�� This scholarship not only pays for half of your annual college tuition, is also gives you an opportunity for a paid internship at NASA!

To be eligible for the scholarships, undergraduate students must be pursuing careers in the fields of; science, technology, engineering or math, be college freshmen, sophomores or juniors, have U.S citizenship and reside in the U.S., have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, and be enrolled as full-time students during the 2009-2010 school year.

Those students who meet the criteria and are accepted will receive a one-year scholarship that will cover up to half their tuition and fees, equaling a maximum of $10,000 per academic year limit. They will also receive additional support from the MUST Professional and Academic Support System (PASS), which provides students with online communities and professional leadership and development training. Also included is a $6,000 stipend to participate in a 10-week summer NASA internship program that also includes a transportation and location allowance of up to $1,000.

This scholarship is part of the MUST program (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) which is open nationally to all students, though it focuses on underrepresented student groups such as women, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and those with disabilities.

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